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Darkness for Light by Emma Viskic
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it was amazing
bookshelves: australian-author, 2019, thriller

Emma Viskic's series featuring deaf PI Caleb Zelic series is turning out to be a very strong series indeed, with this third episode being the best yet!

Caleb is back in Melbourne, taking slow steps to reconcile with his wife Kat who is expecting their child. After two miscarriages they are understandably nervous and Caleb is doing his best to make good decisions about his actions to keep them both safe. However, when a new client is murdered before Caleb can even meet him and his ex-partner Frankie's sister is assaulted and her young niece Tilda abducted, Caleb finds himself back in the thick of some very dangerous business, not knowing who he can trust.

This is well written, gritty action packed crime as Caleb lurches from one life threatening situation to the next trying to make sense of what is going on as people lie and betray him. His deafness makes him a most unusual protagonist as someone who has fine-tuned his observation skills to compensate for any lack in hearing what is happening. It's interesting to see the world from his perspective and see his difficulties lip reading and listening to people who are not facing him, have beards, accents or, in one amusing scene, are stoned. It was also lovely to see the bond he formed with nine year old Tilda and was able to put aside his problems with Frankie to help find her. An engaging, intrigue packed thriller which should appeal to many readers.
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Reading Progress

October 20, 2019 – Shelved
October 20, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
October 20, 2019 – Shelved as: australian-author
November 28, 2019 – Shelved as: owned-tbr
December 5, 2019 – Started Reading
December 5, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
December 6, 2019 – Finished Reading
December 7, 2019 – Shelved as: thriller

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Brenda Happy to see your 5 stars, Carolyn! I liked the first two books a lot and will read this when my library gets it in.

Carolyn Hope you enjoy it too Brenda.

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